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#24383 - 7th Jun 2006 2:15pm Vote : Who still has 56k
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With the pricing of BB now so low and everyone i know having broadband lets have a check and see if ANYONE actually still has 56k
What connection do you have on your computer
Only one choice allowed (14 total votes)
56k - 0 (0%)
Broadband up to and icluding 2 meg - 8 (57%)
Broadband over 2 meg - 6 (43%)
Voting on this poll ends: 30th Dec 2012 10:01pm
How long have you been away from 56k/how long til you get broadband
Only one choice allowed (13 total votes)
Getting broadband in under 2 yrs - 0 (0%)
Getting broadband in under 12 months - 0 (0%)
Just got broadband - 1 (8%)
Had broadband for 12 months - 1 (8%)
Had broadband for 2 years - 3 (23%)
Had broadband for 3 years - 2 (15%)
Had broadband for 4 years - 3 (23%)
Had broadband for 5 years - 3 (23%)
Voting on this poll ends: 30th Dec 2012 10:01pm
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#24384 - 7th Jun 2006 5:08pm Re: Vote : Who still has 56k
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5 years for me, could never go back to them slow ass speeds, 6 weeks for a film to download (legally of course wink ) and a penny a minute...wtf was that all about? lol
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#24385 - 7th Jun 2006 5:12pm Re: Vote : Who still has 56k
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8MB for me - bout 18 months now

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#24386 - 7th Jun 2006 5:48pm Re: Vote : Who still has 56k
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#24387 - 7th Jun 2006 11:39pm Re: Vote : Who still has 56k
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Quote:
Originally posted by GazzA:
8MB for me - bout 18 months now
who the fecks that with? how much? and any limits?
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#24388 - 8th Jun 2006 1:59am Re: Vote : Who still has 56k
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Aol Platinum BETA

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#24389 - 8th Jun 2006 7:51pm Re: Vote : Who still has 56k
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Ao-Hell you say? I'll stick to my 2mb with good ol' ntl happy
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#24390 - 8th Jun 2006 9:01pm Re: Vote : Who still has 56k
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Ive had broadband since Cable & Wireless first started trialling their STB DOCSIS 1.1 service in 1998.

Originally, it was 64Kbps, then it went to 128Kbps, then shortly after 256Kbps.

Then, when it eventually became available to the public, it went upto 512Kbps.

NTL bought CWC UK Residential in 2000, so it was then provided by NTL.

I then got their 1Mbps service in 2002, then it increased to 3Mbps in late 2004, although from 2003 until mid-2005 I also had a 2Mbps Bulldog DSL service as well, with both connections running via a load balancer until I moved house in late 2005.

I currently have 2Mbps from Virgin.Net who have been good, however, I am awaiting for them to LLU on the Arrowebrook exchange, then it will be "upto" 8Mbps, although given the distance it will be more like 5Mbps. Having said that, if they take long enough it may come with the DSLAM software upgrade at the time of LLU which will mean it will be "upto" 16Mbps (not that many standard ADSL modems can attain more then 8Mbps but never mind).

I am happy with 2Mbps, personally I believe it is the maximum a home user currently should require, even with multiple computers on the network. I can't see there being a need for much higher then 2Mbps in the near future either.

GazzA, what service is the 8Mbps you are recieveing? AFAIK, no Wirral exchanges have had their DSLAM's LLU'ed as yet, so I assume it must be via cable or maybe even leased line (highly doubtful though).

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#24391 - 9th Jun 2006 1:19pm Re: Vote : Who still has 56k
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Originally posted by MattyC:
Ive had broadband since Cable & Wireless first started trialling their STB DOCSIS 1.1 service in 1998.

Originally, it was 64Kbps, then it went to 128Kbps, then shortly after 256Kbps.

Then, when it eventually became available to the public, it went upto 512Kbps.

NTL bought CWC UK Residential in 2000, so it was then provided by NTL.

I then got their 1Mbps service in 2002, then it increased to 3Mbps in late 2004, although from 2003 until mid-2005 I also had a 2Mbps Bulldog DSL service as well, with both connections running via a load balancer until I moved house in late 2005.

I currently have 2Mbps from Virgin.Net who have been good, however, I am awaiting for them to LLU on the Arrowebrook exchange, then it will be "upto" 8Mbps, although given the distance it will be more like 5Mbps. Having said that, if they take long enough it may come with the DSLAM software upgrade at the time of LLU which will mean it will be "upto" 16Mbps (not that many standard ADSL modems can attain more then 8Mbps but never mind).

I am happy with 2Mbps, personally I believe it is the maximum a home user currently should require, even with multiple computers on the network. I can't see there being a need for much higher then 2Mbps in the near future either.

GazzA, what service is the 8Mbps you are recieveing? AFAIK, no Wirral exchanges have had their DSLAM's LLU'ed as yet, so I assume it must be via cable or maybe even leased line (highly doubtful though).

smile
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All those abbreviations,WTF is LLU,and DLSAM,and STB DOCSIS,and a load balancer,and donkey poo
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#24392 - 9th Jun 2006 3:19pm Re: Vote : Who still has 56k
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Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 646
Loc: Prenton
Aol Platinum Beta is just testing at the moment.
2MB-8MB they quote depending on your area.

i get round the 3MB connection i think.. get around 340kb/s- 390kb/s.

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#24393 - 10th Jun 2006 3:06am Re: Vote : Who still has 56k
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Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
They will most probably be utitlzing Easynet (which is now onwed by Sky) as their bandwidth provider then, as they (asnd Tiscali unofficially) are the only company providing LLU services in the Wirral atm.

So from this, I would assume you are on the LVBIR exhange as the LVROC and LVCLA exchanges are not cucrently LLUed and I dont think you would be on the LVARR exchnage, although this depends highly on which part of prenton you are coming from. Having said that though, the thought of AOL usin Tiscali as a carrier for their services would be a bit weird anyway.

AFAIK, BT did the ADSL Max upgrade in late March/early April this year, I didnt think it would have been implemented just yet, especially with only Easynet currently providing LLU services on that exchange, but as you are on a trial, it seems to make sense.

Pity the speeds are so low to be honest, I would have expected them to be a bit higher at least.

Have AOL reduced the price for you?

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#156150 - 21st May 2007 7:52pm Re: Vote : Who still has 56k [Re: GazzA]
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Registered: 19th Aug 2005
Posts: 5253
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Woot my cousin jst dialed up 2 56k lol thats only because no one at his house is using the net and he has broadband at his uni flat so he's signed it up at his house wen he goes bk at the weekends.

Not sure how long i have had broadband for but its more then 3 years. could be 4 years, way too long to remember.

Need an option that says "Not Sure"

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#156248 - 23rd May 2007 10:22am Re: Vote : Who still has 56k [Re: Pomp]
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talk about diggin up old threads lol.

I have a website that has several thousand unique users per week,

4.72% use dialup
4.6% Use OC3
0.08% use ISDN

There is still some real old technology being used out there
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#156249 - 23rd May 2007 10:24am Re: Vote : Who still has 56k [Re: AX_125]
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#156291 - 24th May 2007 8:23am Re: Vote : Who still has 56k [Re: scoop]
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Originally Posted By: scoop2004
Quote:
Originally posted by MattyC:
Ive had broadband since Cable & Wireless first started trialling their STB DOCSIS 1.1 service in 1998.

Originally, it was 64Kbps, then it went to 128Kbps, then shortly after 256Kbps.

Then, when it eventually became available to the public, it went upto 512Kbps.

NTL bought CWC UK Residential in 2000, so it was then provided by NTL.

I then got their 1Mbps service in 2002, then it increased to 3Mbps in late 2004, although from 2003 until mid-2005 I also had a 2Mbps Bulldog DSL service as well, with both connections running via a load balancer until I moved house in late 2005.

I currently have 2Mbps from Virgin.Net who have been good, however, I am awaiting for them to LLU on the Arrowebrook exchange, then it will be "upto" 8Mbps, although given the distance it will be more like 5Mbps. Having said that, if they take long enough it may come with the DSLAM software upgrade at the time of LLU which will mean it will be "upto" 16Mbps (not that many standard ADSL modems can attain more then 8Mbps but never mind).

I am happy with 2Mbps, personally I believe it is the maximum a home user currently should require, even with multiple computers on the network. I can't see there being a need for much higher then 2Mbps in the near future either.

GazzA, what service is the 8Mbps you are recieveing? AFAIK, no Wirral exchanges have had their DSLAM's LLU'ed as yet, so I assume it must be via cable or maybe even leased line (highly doubtful though).

smile
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i can just imagine matty in sayers
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